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Trail Conditions Report - September 5, 2019


Urban Interface Trails

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Animas Mountain Good
Dalla Mountain Park Good
Durango Dog ParkGood

Fort Lewis Trail System

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Horse Gulch TrailsGood
SpurLine Trails at Three SpringsGoodHwy 160 towards Mercy Hospital; turn right at first round about and follow Wilson Gulch to the Spurline Trailhead.
Twin ButtesGood
Sky StepsGood Updated 6.10

Horse Gulch Trails

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Progressive Ridge: SnakeCharmer, Milky Way, Medicine TrailsGoodTrailwork taking place on Rocky Road and Down N Out. Please be aware.
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Hermosa Creek Trail System

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Big LickGoodTrails 2000 saw team and friends cleared Big Lick on 6.28.
CastleRockGood7.7 Trail Reporter Tom states: Castle Rock to Elbert Creek
smoothest I have seen it in years, very few snow patches up on top and a few downed trees, dry otherwise, creek crossing at bottom rideable or rope bridge, big log gone but log jam under rope is usable 416 Fire Damage: Enter at Your Own Risk. Down trees, hazard trees, erosion
Dutch CreekGoodDutch Bridge is out
416 Fire Damage: Enter at Your Own Risk. Down trees, hazard trees, erosion.
Elbert CreekGood7.7 Trail Reporter Tom States: Castle Rock to Elbert Creek smoothest I have seen it in years, very few snow patches up on top and a few downed trees, dry otherwise, creek crossing at bottom rideable or rope bridge, big log gone but log jam under rope is usable (near Needles Store)
Goulding CreekGoodCows are on Goulding.
416 Fire Damage: Enter at Your Own Risk. Down trees, hazard trees, erosion
HermosaGood7.7 Trails 2000 crews finished clearing downed trees on the balance of upper Hermosa Creek. Trees will continue fall so plan your trip not to be up there on breezy days or in the afternoons. This is a post burn area and very unpredictable.
HotelGood
Jones CreekGoodMotos cleared over 40 trees.
416 Fire Damage: Enter at Your Own Risk. Down trees, hazard trees, erosion. 78 downed trees, 200-400 hazard trees
Little ElkGoodTrails 2000 crews cleared Little Elk. Difficult way finding. 416 Fire Damage: Enter at Your Own Risk. Down trees, hazard trees, erosion
Pinkerton FlagstaffGood416 Fire Damage: Enter at Your Own Risk. Down trees, hazard trees, erosion
Upper Hermosa Creek RoadGoodYou'll encounter water crossings on the trail. Trees will continue fall so plan your trip not to be up there on breezy days or in the afternoons. This is a post burn area and very unpredictable.
West Cross CreekGood7.22: Trails 2000 realigned this trail last October. Trees down and some snow patches. 416 Fire Damage: Enter at Your Own Risk. Down trees, hazard trees, erosion

Missionary Ridge Trails

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Burnt Timber RoadGoodUpdated 7.14
First ForkGood
Haflin CreekGood
Missionary Ridge TrailGoodTrails 2000 cleared 40 trees on Missionary.
Red CreekGoodUpdated 7.22
Stevens CreekGood
Youngs CanyonGoodUpdated 7.14

LaPlata Canyon

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LaPlata CanyonGood
Silver Peak in LPCGood7.7: Trail Reporter Laura states: Made it to top. Crossing la plata river (creek?) Was a bit high. Mid thigh and it rose to hip on way back. Approach was from la plata city campground. Two track up was fine. A handful of downed trees to go around. Some snow travel, but able to stay on top for most part.

Colorado Trail System

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Lower Colorado Trail to Gudys Rest (Junction Creek)GoodTrails 2000 crew removed CT and Hofheins downed trees.
Dry ForkGoodTrail Crew cut 40 trees out of Dry Fork Hofheins Loop
Hofheins TrailGood Trail Crew cut 40 trees out of Dry Fork
High PointGoodTrail Crew cut 40 trees from Dry Fork to High Point.
Log ChutesGood
Log Chutes Westview LoopGood
Wall's Gulch BridgeGoodTrails 2000 crews cleared all trees up to Champion Venture (at upper Junction Creek road) Very thick brush between High Point and the bridge that we will clear in the coming weeks.
Kennebec PassGoodUpdated 8.3
Taylor Lake (by Kennebec Pass)Good
Champion Venture to High PointGoodClear: Thanks to Trails 2000 sawyers
CT from White Creek to Cascade Bridge (up Engineer Mountain Trail)GoodUpdated 8.22, Trail Reporter Baker says: Hike from Cascade Creek to base of Grizzly Peak is in good shape. On the way back I came down by route of Rico Silverton trail to Graysil trail to south side Cascade Creek. Those trails are also clear. The water crossing from the South cascade to north Cascade was knee high but not hard

CT Rolling Pass to Celebration LakeGoodUpdated 7.28 Trail Reporter and CT Adopter Mark: Worked on the trail yesterday (7/21). 27 trees cleared between Rolling pass and Silderock ridge. Most of the snow in the trees is melted, still fair amount of snow up high near Rolling pass and on toward the Engineer Mountain trail. Also cleared 14 trees from upper Graysill trail (above Cascade Divide road).
CT Cascade bridge to Slide Rock Saddle and CT from Cascade bridge south to BolamGoodUpdated 8.28, Trail Reporter Baker states: Hike from Cascade Creek to base of Grizzly Peak is in good shape. On the way back I came down by route of Rico Silverton trail to Graysille trail to south side Cascade Creek. Those trails are also clear. The water crossing from the South cascade to north Cascade was knee high but not hard

CT Hotel Draw Rd to Cape of Good HopeGoodUpdated 7.28
CT from Big Bend to the overlook trail off the Cape of Good HopeGoodUpdated 6.29: Adopters Rob and Jodi cleared the trees. CT section 27.2 between big bend to the overlook. Snow drifts in trees are 6+ feet deep. A few weeks until melted.
CT Indian Trail Ridge to KennebecGoodUpdated 7.28
Sharkstooth (from Taylor Lake) to Bear Creek into RicoGoodUpdated 8.13 from Trail Reporter Baker: This trail runs from Kennabeck pass to Sharktooth pass 13.5 miles out and back. The wild flowers are amazing and just now getting to peak. Lots of solitude after passing Taylor Lake. The trail in the huge meadow before the Bear Creek cut off is a bit hard to follow because of little use to make a defined path, look for the carnies and most general stay high in the meadow. This hike has as good a views as any in the San Juan’s and very few people.
CT at Molas PassGoodUpdated 8.2 snow but all passable
Molas to Cascade (via Engineer Mountain Trail and Engine Creek)GoodUpdated 8.22, Trail Reporter Baker states, Hike from Cascade Creek to base of Grizzly Peak is in good shape. On the way back I came down by route of Rico Silverton trail to Graysil trail to south side Cascade Creek. Those trails are also clear. The water crossing from the South cascade to north Cascade was knee high but not hard

CT Section 27.2 : FS Road 564 to Grindstone Trail IntersectionGoodUpdated 7.28
CT Hillside ConnectGoodUpdated 7.22
Elk Creek (Wilderness area)FairUpdated 7.31 from Connie
There are four gnarly avalanche debris fields. Hikers have been making social trails all over the place to get thru or around them. (Not recommended in the wilderness). The crew cut, carried and threw debris to make rustic routes through all of them. It is our hope that everyone will follow these. They are still very difficult, but they are a lot easier than they were. Also, all of the normal annual trail work – downed trees outside of the slide paths across the trail have been removed. It is still a mess, and if you decide to go please proceed very slowly through the debris fields and make every step as safe as possible
Salt Creek from 145 (non Wilderness)GoodUpdated 6.29
Scotch Creek Good
Bolam Pass RoadGood
Stony PassGoodAvi debris and snow but passable
Blackhawk

GoodUpdated 8.3 snow patches but all passable
Coral DrawGoodUpdated 7.14, overgrown sections
Rico Silverton Trails GoodUpdated 8.22, Trail Reporter Baker states Hike from Cascade Creek to base of Grizzly Peak is in good shape. On the way back I came down by route of Rico Silverton trail to Graysil trail to south side Cascade Creek. Those trails are also clear. The water crossing from the South cascade to north Cascade was knee high but not hard


High Country Trails

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Andrews LakeGoodUpdated 7.14
Bear Creek (from CT to Mineral Creek)
GoodUpdated 8.30
Cascade
GoodUpdated 7.22
Cascade Creek Trail West
GoodUpdated 7.7 High Water
Cascade Creek EastGoodUpdated 7.7. Trail Reporter Mark states: East side trail is in great shape with some mud in the usual places, meaning the steep switchback section about a mile in.
Coal Creek GoodUpdated 6.29
Crater Lake
GoodUpdated 7.27 Trail Reporter Kris says: Crater Lake Trail from Andrews Lake is completely clear of snow. It is muddy in spots but no trouble following it. You may get wet where the creek briefly merges with the trail around 3 miles in. The flowers are starting to pop!
Deer Creek GoodUpdated 6.29
Engine CreekGoodUpdated 7.22. Trail Reporter Betsy did an out and back from Cascade and it was all good.
Engineer Mountain TrailGood7.31 Trail Report states EMT is in great shape, one large passable snowpass at base of EMT and Pass but all good to go. Trails 2000 cleared downed trees on Pass and EMT.
GreysilGood8.28 Trail Reporter Baker states: Hike from Cascade Creek to base of Grizzly Peak is in good shape. On the way back I came down by route of Rico Silverton trail to Graysil trail to south side Cascade Creek. Those trails are also clear. The water crossing from the South cascade to north Cascade was knee high but not hard

Haviland/Chris ParkGoodUpdated 7.14
Molas LakeGoodUpdated 7.22
Pass CreekGoodUpdated 7.30: Trail Reporter Lori states: We hiked Pass Creek trail this morning the 29th with good conditions all the way to base of Engineer- snow free trail with occasional patches of snow on sides. There were a few muddy spots but very rare. Trails 2000 cleared downed trees on Pass and EMT.
Purgatory and area trails (Divinity Flow Trail)

GoodUpdated 7.14
Purgatory FlatsGoodUpdated 6.29
Spud LakeGoodUpdated 7.14

Ophir Pass/Silverton Area Trails

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Chicago BasinGoodUpdated 7.14:
Trail Reporter Christie says: 2 July 2019: We went up Needle Creek trail past the junction for twin lakes to the “back” of the basin where the trail crosses Needle Creek before heading up Columbine Pass. There were two large debris falls on the trail, but they were passable without issue as much of the snow seems to have melted. There was one gentle snow crossing with no gear needed. Needle Creek was very high and fast. We didn’t attempt to cross at any point. PLUS SJMA reports: https://sjma.org/chicago-basin-trip-report/
Columbine LakeGoodUpdated 7.28. Trail Reporter Kris states:Columbine Lake Trail is clear in the trees. The snow patches in the gulch before you turn north was easily navigated with poles and trail shoes. We put on microspikes as soon as we crossed the saddle (~12500’) and left them on for the duration. The trail from the saddle to the lake is pretty easy to follow, but there are lots of snow patches. Poles are really helpful as is traction. The lake is still mostly iced over but the blue shows through in several spots.
Engineer Pass (Silverton) Alpine Loop from Cinnamon Pass GoodUpdated 7.11: Engineer pass is now OPEN to Lake City, Corkscrew to Ouray. Must go through Hurricane & California pass to get to Engineer Animas Forks closed due to snow and avalanche debris
Highland MaryGoodUpdated 9.5
Ice LakesGoodUpdated 7.29, Thanks to SJMA:Avalanche debris cleared by amazing volunteers! Trail in great shape, free of snow, until just below Upper Basin where there is some packed, muddy snow but not difficult to hike through. Both Ice lake and Island Lake have melted.
Lower Basin flower peak estimated to be beginning of August
Needle CreekGoodUpdated 8.13 Lower Needle Creek Trail is clear and open, but there is some drainage issues causing significant tread erosion. There are a few trees across the trail, but navigable. The large avalanche path at the west end of the Basin has covered about 50 yards of trail with fairly big trees – also navigable. 8/13/19 from SJMA
Stony PassGoodUpdated 7.22, mostly passable, watch for water crossings and snow patches
Vestal BasinGoodUpdated 7.31, Trail Reporter Baker states: The trail through Vestal basin by route of Elk Creek has no snow. It is a very steep and rugged trail that is no longer maintained, but is in good condition considering this. There are only about 5t trees across the trail. The willows are very think in the upper basin and difficulty to follow, Vestal, Arrow and the Trinities are clear enough of snow to climb
GrizzlyGoodUpdated 8.31, Trail Reporter Baker states: T

Surrounding Area Trails (Phils, Sand Canyon, etc.

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Alien Run (off 550 south, near Aztec)GoodUpdated 7.14
Boggy Draw
GoodUpdated 7.14 Trail Reporter Craig says all good after prescribed burn
Calico TrailGoodCLOSED from North End but the balance of trail is open acess from West Falls Creek road OR Midway Eagle Peak trail or Taylor Mesa Road. Check Lat 40 map for details
Farmington Trails: Pinon MesaGoodhttps://www.mtbproject.com/trail/6139682/farmington-pinon-mesa
Geer Natural Area (Cortez)GoodUpdated 7.14
Lake NighthorseGoodUpdated 7.14
McPhee Overlook TrailsGoodUpdated 7.14
MountainviewGoodUpdated 7.14take 550s, turn on Navajo Dam Road and park by go cart pull out
Phil's World (Cortez)GoodUpdated 7.14
Rico Area Trails GoodUpdated 9.5
Sand Canyon (Cortez)GoodUpdated 7.14
Photo Credit: John Fitzpatrick
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Telluride trails on the Uncompahgre National Forest GoodUpdated 7.14
Deep Creek and Sneffels Highline in TellurideGoodUpdated 8.25, from Trail Reporter Baker, ( You can Begin at the top of North Aspen Street in downtown Telluride, Colorado. Follow the Jud Wiebe Trail westward for 1/2 mile until you reach the sign marking the Deep Creek Trail. )

Vallecito Area Trails

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Cave BasinGoodUpdated 9.5
East Creek at VallecitoGoodUpdated 9.5
Emerald LakeGoodUpdated 7.14, Trail Reporter Baker says "The Pine River trail up to Emerald Lake is in great shape. The stream crossing are easy and there is very little mud. Beyond Emerald lake to Moon Lake has some tricky water crossing and avalanche debris. I did this hike on 7/14/2019."
Lake EileenGoodUpdated 7.14
Lime Mesa, City Reservoir, Endlich Mesa, Johson CreekGoodUpdated Sept. Trail Reporter Baker states: Other than a few downed trees on the first half of the trail all is good. From the end of the trail from Mountview point down to Ruby Lake there is some snow on the trail but you can go around. (Starting from FS Road 595 to Ruby Lake).


Middle Mountain @ VallecitoGoodUpdated 7.14
Pine River Trail (Bayfiled)GoodUpdated 7.14
Trail Reporter Baker says:"The Pine River trail up to Emerald Lake is in great shape. The stream crossing are easy and there is very little mud. Beyond Emerald lake to Moon Lake has some tricky water crossing and avalanche debris. I did this hike on 7/14/2019."
Pine River to Willow ParkFairUpdated 8.13: Pine River Trail to Willow Park: Forest service closed trail at northeastern end of Willow Park due to approx 100 feet of collapsing trail. Trail will be under repair during the months of July, August, and September, 2019. Currently, there is a re-route, through the river (which is navigable) for stock/hikers. The trail failure and a collapsing cut-bank is being caused by high water events from an accelerated melting of an unusually deep late season snowpack. 8/13/19 per SJMA
expect standing water on trail
Pine-Piedra TrailGoodUpdated 9.5
expect standing water on trail
Vallecito Lake TrailGoodUpdated 8.13: Vallecito Creek Trail between Johnson and Hunchback: is all navigable by food but NOT STOCK. There is a slide debris pile near Rock Creek (but ok via foot).
Vallecito Creek Trail: Vallecito Creek at the ford, where the bridge washed out years ago, and water is almost thigh deep. 8/13/19 per SJMA
Gravel Rides: Texas Creek, CR 234, 235, etc.Goodhttp://www.mapmyride.com/us/bayfield-co/texas-creek-loop-route-109041743
USFS Roads/Gates See Comments to the RightGoodEast Vallecito Road - #603 - Open May 1
Fosset Gulch - #613 - Open May 1
Junction Creek Road - #171 - Open May 1 to the Overlook
Lange Canyon - #132 - Open May 1
Lower Hermosa Road - #576 - Open May 1
Missionary Ridge Road - #682 - Open May 1 to Wallace
Relay Station - #743 - Open May 1
Sauls Creek - #608 - Open May 1
Spring Creek - #537 - Open May 1
Junction Creek RoadGood
USFS Camgrounds: View Link to the RIGHT for CURRENT ConditionsGoodhttps://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5362505

 

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